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Lancope Introduces Data Loss Alarming In NetFlow-based StealthWatch System

Feature alerts organizations of potential data extrusions regardless of data format, protocol or encryption technique

Atlanta, March 23, 2010 " Lancope, Inc., the leader in NetFlow collection and analysis (http://news.lancope.com/press.php?include=141667) and the provider of the StealthWatch' System for flow-based network performance and security monitoring, today introduced Data Loss Alarming in StealthWatch which alerts organizations of potential data extrusions regardless of data format, protocol or encryption technique. The new feature enhances StealthWatch's ability to protect organizations against data leakage and improves end-to-end visibility across physical and virtual networks.

Recent studies show that the average organizational cost of a single data breach is close to $7M and rising[1]. Recognizing that data loss prevention is a top priority for most organizations, Lancope developed the alarm, which detects anomalous data transfer from any point on the network to the Internet. Specifically, StealthWatch quickly identifies unusual network behavior indicative of data loss and provides details about the users involved, the amount of data transferred, the services used, how long the communications lasted and if it was a recurring event. StealthWatch is the only solution that reduces data loss and scales to monitor global networks for security network performance, and virtual operations " all from a single platform.

The StealthWatch Data Loss Alarm feature works with any data format or protocol, including unstructured data schemes commonly used to store employee identification numbers and private health information. Other data loss prevention tools require packet-level visibility to detect employee identification, credit card and social security numbers leaving the network. This requires the deployment of expensive probes throughout the network, as well as resource-intensive manual configuration and maintenance. Unlike traditional DLP tools, StealthWatch neither sits inline on the network nor requires probes. Rather, StealthWatch collects and analyzes flow telemetry to cost-effectively deliver visibility across physical and virtual networks. Extending visibility down to the user identity level, StealthWatch connects network activity with individual user names, not just IP addresses, to significantly improve audit controls for regulatory compliance.

Offering organizations increased control of their networks, StealthWatch enables immediate mitigation actions when a breach is detected, from triggering a deeper analysis to blocking a specific transaction from completing to provide time for investigation. All baselines and blocking actions can be easily modified, including exceptions for traffic amount thresholds.

"Data loss prevention is top of mind for many organizations, especially when the costs associated with a breach continue to rise and regulators impose stiff penalties for losing customer records," said Adam Powers, CTO of Lancope. "We are responding to market demand for a scalable, cost-effective solution by introducing this Data Loss Alarm feature in StealthWatch. With its award-winning NetFlow analysis and detailed visibility across the network, StealthWatch is ideally suited to detect and prevent data breaches—without expensive probes, and time-consuming configuration and maintenance."

For more information about how StealthWatch supports Data Loss Prevention (DLP), visit http://www2.lancope.com/l/2382/2010-03-22/153DP/2382/21977/Data_Loss_Prevention_print.pdf.


The Data Loss Alarm feature in StealthWatch is now available as a free upgrade for existing customers. Current customers can contact the Lancope Customer Care Support Desk for upgrades at [email protected] For more information, contact Lancope at [email protected]

About Lancope Lancope', Inc. is the leader in NetFlow collection and analysis and the provider of the StealthWatch' System for flow-based network performance and security monitoring. StealthWatch delivers unmatched scalability, best-in-class problem resolution work flow, and the industry's only unified platform for managing network, security and virtual operations. Delivering unified visibility across physical and virtual networks, StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces total network and security management costs. Both OPSEC and Common Criteria-certified, StealthWatch monitors the networks of Global 2000 organizations, academic institutions and government entities worldwide. Lancope also partners with fellow best-of-breed solution providers through its Technology Alliance Program, which includes Cisco Systems, Brocade, Blue Coat, VMware, IBM Tivoli, Check Point, TippingPoint, ArcSight and A10 Networks. Lancope is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.

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